Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Top Bars, Hives and Nuc Boxes.

I saw my first bee of the year yesterday. It popped out of a 10 bar nuc box for a cleansing flight. The weather was calm, overcast and around 9 deg C, just balmy enough for a bee to make it out and back without freezing. This sign of life from my late split last year reminded me that I have to get a move on with a full hive for them. But it made me think; as I've got to make top bars for this hive I can easily make bars for anyone else who might need them. As I'm building and assembling a hive I can easily build the components for, and assemble if requested, a hive for others. I'm also soon to be building a couple more nuc boxes this year to house more splits to spread bees amongst the group so I could easily build some for others as well.

So if you are interested in taking me up on this offer then please let me know and I'll price something up for you; it won't set you back as much as the competition from here:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2559934/Prince-Charles-causes-buzz-putting-handcrafted-bee-hive-sale-1-250-price-tag-sting-tail.html

Best as always,

Tim.

3 comments:

  1. The bees in Belper are quite busy too. Today they're mucking out by the looks of things - loads of dead bodies near the entrance.

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